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- The GAO concludes the Federal US Government has spent over $350 billion over the last decade paying out for extreme weather and fire events.
- Nearly every week now we have a new, previously unthinkable climate event
As Caribbean Scientists Call for Urgent Climate Action, Trump Nominates Coal Lobbyist for Top EPA JobAs scientists from the Caribbean call for urgent action on climate change, Trump nominates a known climate denier and coal lobbyist to help lead the EPA. The President was criticised for throwing paper towels on the island of Puerto Rico last week. But he is doing much worse. He is throwing away the island’s future.
- The President's response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico suggests Trump has no clue about how to deal with either a short-term climate emergency or the need for radical action to cut fossil fuel use.
- Scientists have been warning about the risk to Puerto Rica from climate change for years, but was anyone listening?
- The two Californian cities of San Francisco and Oakland have announced they are suing five major oil companies, blaming them for climate change, which poses a "catastrophic risk".
- Now that BP’s jury-rigged contraption to contain its massive Gulf of Mexico oil spew has failed, the company’s only resort is to continue pumping massive amounts of dispersant into the water near the wellhead, in an attempt to – what exactly? The dispersant goes by the trade name “Corexit.” It’s supposed to be a pun...
Continue reading 'You Can Hide, But You Can’t Run'.
- So Gustav has effectively gone. The hurricane that struck the U.S on Monday was less fierce than expected and largely spared New Orleans and Louisiana, although the cost of cleanup could still be $10 billion. But there may not be much respite for some areas. There are currently four tropical storms swirling around the Atlantic....
Continue reading 'Warming Oceans are “Engine Drivers” of Stronger Hurricanes'.
- Although Hurricane Dean may be weakened, it is still battering evacuated oil rigs in the Bay of Campeche in the heart of Mexico’s energy industry. Although weakened from its overland journey, Dean has moved over the Bay of Campeche, home to more than 100 oil platforms, three major oil exporting ports and the Cantarell oil...
Continue reading 'Dean Batters Mexican Oil Industry'.
- Mexico has started to evacuate 13,360 workers from its Gulf of Mexico oil rigs as powerful hurricane Dean neared. According to state oil company Pemex, which produces some 70 per cent of its crude oil from offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and is a major supplier to the United States, the move will...
Continue reading 'Hurricane Forces Mexico to Evacuate Oil Rigs'.
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